In Reception we are committed to ensuring all children acquire the skills to be independent, confident, creative and resilient individuals.
We consistently promote children’s Speech, Language and Communication skills and staff share an agreed understanding that a child’s emotional well-being underpins good progress and success for life.
Every child has the right to thrive in our care by accessing a unique *curriculum that has been designed by our Reception team, with a good understanding of where children are and where they need to go in order to progress and achieve.
*The term curriculum is used to describe everything children do, see, hear or feel in their setting - both planned and unplanned" Curriculum Guidance for the EYFS
"A child's experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances." EYFS Framework 2021
"Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential." EYFS Framework 2021
PLEASE REQUEST TO JOIN US ON INSTAGRAM WHERE WE ARE DOCUMENTING OUR JOURNEY TO BECOME AN ACCREDITED HYGGE IN THE EARLY YEARS SETTING WITH KIMBERLY SMITH FROM @KSEY Consultancy.
(We post photographs of displays, the learning environment and our activities; photos will not have children in them)
Reception staff 2021-2022
RSC: Mrs Cronin: firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs Smith: email@example.com
RK: Miss Kashani: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs White ~ Teaching Assistant in Class RSC
Mrs Collett ~ Teaching Assistant in Class RK
Email Communication Statement
As a school we recognise the value of providing email addresses for parents to communicate non-urgent issues with members of staff. At Thomas Jolyffe teachers are free to check their emails as they wish in order to fit to their own preferred work pattern but are not expected to check while they are teaching, while they are at home, or at weekends - so response times may vary. We believe that 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. Urgent matters are best discussed face to face or via the school office, who will ensure the message is delivered as quickly as possible. As with all messages, the meaning and tone may vary depending on who is reading it. Please consider this before choosing to email any member of staff. We would also encourage all parents to consider information sent to teachers regarding other children very carefully as this can be requested by other parents under the rules governing GDPR.